Manuscript annotated on recto, with "To W. L. Garrison." appearing on top-right margin of page, and "Garrison MSS." stamped in blue ink above the addressed/date line in letterhead
Manuscript addressed from "Observatory"
Manuscript annotated on verso, with "MS. A.1.2 v.41, p.50(a)" appearing in pencil along lower-right margin of page
Elizabeth Pease Nichol inquires if William Lloyd Garrison had received her note from Wendell Phillips, and thanks Garrison for his kind "words of consolation in this season of unbearable anguish". Nichol discusses the grief she feels at the loss of her husband, as well as her profond religious faith. Nichol recounts her upcoming move to Edinburgh, as the Observatory's residency was tied to the professional position of her late husband